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3 Tips Toward a Loving, Lasting Relationship

17. May 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

Matching up with single men online can be quite a challenge. However, making sure you keep your match once you find him can be just as, if not more, challenging. Relationship experts survey couples constantly in order to uncover the secrets of long, happy marriages. Practice these suggestions to have more success in your relationships.

 

Replace bad behaviors

Treating your partner with respect is crucial for healthy relationships. This means replacing the seven deadly habits with the seven caring habits, according to William Glasser MD, a Los Angeles psychiatrist. The seven deadly habits are criticizing, blaming, complaining, nagging, threatening, punishing, and bribing. The seven caring habits include supporting, encouraging, listening, accepting, trusting, respecting, and negotiating your differences.

 

Take care of your health

Another tip toward a healthy, long lasting relationship is maintaining good health, for both yourself and your husband. It's easy to neglect your exercise routine or give in to more edible indulgences once you are comfortable in a relationship. Although, it's also easier to keep fit and healthy when having a partner to team up with. Encourage each other so you'll be able to live long and healthy lives together.

 

Lower your expectations

Most women have high expectations when it comes to the man they want to marry. While it's good to know what you want, you may have to relax a little on the requirements to make a relationship last. This doesn't mean settling for the first guy that sends you flowers. Just try to be more open minded and don't expect romance around the clock.

 

There may be couples out there that are happy all of the time and rarely ever verge on breaking up. However, they are rare. If you find yourself doubting a new relationship or reverting back to some of those seven deadly habits, make a list of all of the things you love about your partner. This will shift your negative thinking to positive and help you determine if all of your caring and compromise is going to the right guy.